January 18-27, 2019
IDS Professional Trade Day is reserved to professional members of the design trade. The day is designed to inspire, educate and expose professionals to products, designers and ideas from both international and national perspectives.
Kick off the new 10-day Festival at the DesignTO Launch Party! Join designers, architects, artists, makers, and curators at a launch event that brings the city’s creative community together to celebrate design.
Stunning handcrafted works meticulously designed using porcupine quills and birch bark in the Anishinabe tradition.
'LOPOW: Sheridan Furniture' is an exhibition of work by the 2019 graduating class of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Craft and Design Furniture Program.
'The Aberrant' is a three dimensional paper installation that attempts to address the experience of a gyopo — a term for Korean expatriates who have been citizens in their new countries for longer than a decade.
Love local expertise? Then, join us for bus tours of DesignTO Festival hotspots led by local arts entertainer Kaleb Robertson. All tours start and end at the Gladstone Hotel.
Love Design Party is the official celebration for #CUTMR2019 and DesignTO Festival. Drink and dance the night away in the Ballroom beneath an installation of limited edition kinetic mobile sculptures by Shelter Bay.
Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, #CUTMR2019 invites artists and designers to create 4 day site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike.
The exhibit by Alley Row Designs demonstrates the theme of breaking barriers. The use of an Augmented Reality (AR) app allows the viewer to experience more than what the naked eye sees on wallpaper, floor and ceiling coverings.
Change and transition, for some, comes with a deep sense of unease. In these unsettled moments, a default behaviour for creatives is often to turn to their hands and start compulsively creating as a way through. Counsel’s inaugural show invites visitors to explore the artifacts that come with this compulsion to create and design in times of uncertainty.
'Elbow Room' features prototypes by 14 independent furniture makers and designers collectively exploring the idea of domestic objects as extensions and reflections of the human body. The exhibition features diverse objects, each reflecting the individual aesthetic inclinations of the maker.
What does fit mean today, and how does an individual’s experience getting dressed influence identity? 'Missed Fit' will start a dialogue about exclusionary processes in design, and subvert the challenges of working within a standardized fashion system.
Studio Watson explores unconventional uses for carpets in the home in celebration of the launch of a small collection of heritage rugs developed from original hand hooked designs by Janna Watson's grandfather.
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